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Neck Sprain

Author: Webmaster / August 8, 2016 / Categories:

A medical conditions characterized by the stretching and/or tearing of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the neck. Mild sprains may involve stretching of the ligaments whereas more severe sprains would involve partial tears.

Causes
A neck sprain can be cause by any experience or sudden movement that causes the neck to extend past its normal rotation. For example, a person may sprain his neck after being involved in a car accident. This is because many individuals suffere whiplash from auto accidents, which causes the head and neck to jerk back and forth in rapid movements.

Symptoms
People who suffer from a neck sprain may experience pain, swelling, tenderness to the area, immobility of the neck, headache and stiffness in the neck.

Treatment Procedures
For a neck sprain, many physicians will urge the patient to keep the neck immobilized by weraing a brace or collar, while taking medication for pain symptoms. Physical therapy exercises may also be given to help a patient strengthen the neck muscles.

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